After unveiling the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang on Good Morning America back in December, The Blue Oval has officially begun production of the highly-anticipated vehicle at its Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan. The all-new Mustang will go on sale in the United States and Canada this fall and, for the first time ever, will go on sale in more than 120 countries in 2015.
Last year, Ford’s Flat Rock plant celebrated producing the one millionth Mustang since production of the car was moved there in 2001. Over the last year, the Dearborn-based automaker has spent $555 million to tool the Flat Rock facility in order to produce multiple models, including the new Mustang, on the same assembly line. Currently, the plant also builds the Ford Fusion midsize sedan.
Given its forthcoming availability across 120 markets, the new, sixth-generation Mustang is the most global Mustang ever. The sixth iteration of the pony car features a standard independent rear suspension and the new 2.3-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine producing 310 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque. That engine will be the base engine in Europe and other markets but will be optional in North America, where the 3.7-liter, naturally-aspirated V6 will remain the entry-level engine. The 5.0-liter Coyote V8, meanwhile, also makes a return with a few upgrades. In addition, Ford has — for the first time ever — developed the new Mustang in right-hand-drive form, allowing the car to be sold in the UK and Australia, along with other right-hand drive markets.
Given that 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Mustang, Ford has released the special 50th anniversary edition 2015 Mustang and countless Mustang-related consumer items such as T-shirts and pinball machines. What’s more, all 2015 Mustangs will also come with a badge on the instrument panel that includes the iconic galloping pony logo and the words “Mustang – Since 1964″. That’s quite fitting for the half-century anniversary of the world’s most popular pony car.